During the partial government shutdown, other agencies were also busy regulating the American people. As the Competitive Enterprise Institute reports, the federal government set a new record last week making it the most prolific week ever for federal rulemaking, adding 113 new regulations; although, the government purported to only publish regulations on a limited basis due to an appropriations lapse. However, federal rulemaking during the “shutdown” escaped headlines because it takes a very focused person to monitor the species of cactus that have now been added to the list of endangered species.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Source URL: http://cei.org/citations/regulating-citizenry-what-really-happened-during-partial-government-shutdown